Weekly Wrap Up: October 13th through October 19th 2019

Books I’ve Read:

Christmas Angels

Followers

My Best Friend’s Sister

Ice Hard

The Widow of Rose House


Books with Pending Reviews:

Sweet Retribution—review coming September 17th


Books with Published Reviews:

Christmas in Harmony Harbor—Review Here

Sweet Retribution—Review Here

The Widow of Rose House—Review Here

Cilka’s Journey—Review Here

Lethal Nights—Review Here


NetGalley Requests:


Author/Publisher Requests:

Releasing Keanu (Instant ARC from author)

Jesse and The Return of Antheia (author request/not on Goodreads)

Jesse & The Thinkers (author request)

The Angel of Evil (author request)

The Wrongful Death (author request)

The Die of Death (author request)


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz/Cover Reveal:

Winter’s Captive—Book Blitz

Sweet Retribution—Blog Tour

Kingdom of Thorns and Dreams Boxed Set—Book Blitz

Dark Faerie-–Cover Reveal

The Alchemist and an Amaretto—Book Blitz

Samba—Book Blitz

Grayton Beach Dreams—Book Blitz

The Ghost on Firefly Lane—Cover Reveal

Rhodes—Cover Reveal

Kingdom of Darkness and Light boxed set—Cover Reveal

Scorpion Blood—Excerpt

The Widow of Rose House—Blog Tour

Magic Harbor—Excerpt

Alfheim Academy—Book Blitz

To Kill a Fae—Book Blitz

Drowning Lessons—Book Blitz

Winter King—Book Blitz

Seven Letters—Excerpt

Tesoro—Book Blitz


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday


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Blog Tour: Sweet Retribution (Rydeville High Elite: Book 3) by Siobhan Davis

Sweet Retribution, the stunning conclusion to the Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now! 

The good thing about hitting rock bottom is I’ve nothing left to lose, and the only way is up.

He thinks he’s destroyed me. Broken me beyond repair.

But he always underestimates women.

All he’s done is reinforced my resolve. I won’t stop until justice prevails and he gets what’s coming to him.

Kaiden is the only light in the darkness. He gives me the strength to continue fighting for the future we both crave—a world where we are free to love one another and make our own choices.

Until then, the charade must continue.

Game on.

This concludes Abby and Kai’s romance. 106k words, full-length novel. This is a dark romance, and some scenes may be triggering. Only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older.

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AYKq0o

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SweetRetributionsd

Start the series today with Cruel Intentions! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WHTYti

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/CruelIntentions

Join the Rydeville High Elite Spoiler Group: http://bit.ly/2WKtbwp


First Line:

“I need to use the bathroom,” I blurt, interrupting the minister just before he reaches the part where we say our vows.

Sweet Retribution by Siobhan Davis

My Review:

I couldn’t wait to read Sweet Retribution. With the cliffhanger ending of Twisted Betrayal, I needed to know what happened to Kai and Abby. So, I squealed like a tween seeing her celebrity crush in person when I saw that it was up for review. Sweet Retribution was everything that I hoped for and more!!

I loved Abby in Sweet Retribution. She hit rock bottom in Twisted Betrayal. The things that happened to her hurt my heart. She didn’t dwell on them. Instead, she took everything and used that anger and hurt to fuel her revenge. Even though she was dealing with some insane adult issues, she was still a teenager, and she acted like it. Her scenes with the twins cemented that for me. Plus, I got to see her catty side again, which was a massive hit with me in the previous two books.

I loved Kai too. Along with Abby, he hit rock bottom. Like Abby, he used what he learned to fuel his revenge. I loved how in love with Abby he was. If I had any doubts about his feelings for her, they were erased in this book. He was with Abby every step of the way with her revenge. Of course, Kai wouldn’t be Kai without his anger and rage. But, in this book, he was careful and didn’t go off the rails.

I wanted to shake Charlie. Every scene he was in, I kept thinking to myself: “WTF is he THINKING!!!!” He was playing a dangerous game with Abby and Trent’s fathers. He did do his best to protect Abby, his mother, and his sister but ended up failing (well failed Abby and his mother). His rock bottom came about the middle of the book, and I felt terrible for him. But, he did it to himself. He did redeem himself at the end of the book, though.

Abby’s father disgusted me. He was a slimy, nasty piece of work that deserved everything that he got. Every scene with him made my stomach turn. All I have to say is that he earned everything that he got.

I do want to give a heads up, though. Sweet Retribution doesn’t hold back anything when it comes to Abby’s father’s dungeon. Some scenes made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. There were brief descriptions of rape (adult and child). There was the talk of incest and sexual abuse (which made me thankful that Abby’s father didn’t use her like that). There were descriptions of forced procedures and forced incarceration.

There were a few twists in Sweet Retribution’s plotline. Two, I guessed as early as Twisted Betrayal. But, the way they were revealed was shocking. The third, I had a feeling something happened, but I wasn’t sure. So when that was announced, it was a shock also.

The end of Sweet Retribution was excellent. Abby and Kai’s hard work paid off. I was disappointed at specific things that happened. I can’t say much more than that. The epilogue was one of the best that I have read. Loved it!!

I am super excited about this, Jackson, Sawyer, and Charlie are getting their romances. I can’t flipping wait!!! The only one I didn’t see was Drew. I hope that he gets his own (hopefully with Jane).


I would give Sweet Retribution an Adult rating. There is explicit sex. There is language. There is graphic violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.

I would reread Sweet Retribution. I would recommend it to family and friends.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Weekly Wrap Up: October 6th through October 12th, 2019

Books I’ve Read:

Small Town Secrets

Christmas in Harmony Harbor

Cilka’s Journey

Lethal Nights

The Earl of Smuggler’s Cove

The Devil’s Apprentice

The Dark Lord Clementine


Books with Pending Reviews:

The Dark Lord Clementine—review coming October 10th

Naked Mole Rat Saves the World—review coming October 8th

Delicious Disasters—review coming October 7th


Books with Published Reviews:

The Earl of Smuggler’s Cover—Review Here

The Devil’s Apprentice—Review Here

Naked Mole Rat Saves the World—Review Here

Delicious Disasters—Review Here

The Grace Year—Review Here


NetGalley Requests:

Ruthless Gods (NetGalley wish)


Author/Publisher/Blog Tour Review Requests:

An Everyday Hero—Publisher Request (St. Martin’s Press)


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz/Cover Reveal:

Sons of Fire—Cover Reveal

Shadow Weaver—Book Blitz

The Sister Series—Book Blitz

Sweet Retribution—Release Blitz

One More Song—C.M. Seabrook

Fool’s Bargain—Cover Reveal

Prestigious—Cover Reveal

Playing with Fire—Book Blitz

Corrupted Enchantment—Book Blitz

The Book Witch—Book Blitz

To Wake the Dead—Book Blitz

Storm—Cover Reveal

The Dark Lord Clementine—Blog Tour

Naked Mole Rat Saves the World—Blog Tour

Roughing the Kicker—Book Blitz

Off Balance—Cover Reveal

Delicious Disasters—Blog Tour

Million Miles Away—Book Blitz

The Twelfth Knight—Book Blitz


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Release Blitz: Sweet Retribution (Rydeville High Elite Series: Book 3) by Siobhan Davis

Sweet Retribution, the stunning conclusion to the Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now! 

The good thing about hitting rock bottom is I’ve nothing left to lose, and the only way is up.

He thinks he’s destroyed me. Broken me beyond repair.

But he always underestimates women.

All he’s done is reinforced my resolve. I won’t stop until justice prevails and he gets what’s coming to him.

Kaiden is the only light in the darkness. He gives me the strength to continue fighting for the future we both crave—a world where we are free to love one another and make our own choices.

Until then, the charade must continue.

Game on.

This concludes Abby and Kai’s romance. 106k words, full-length novel. This is a dark romance, and some scenes may be triggering. Only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older.


Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AYKq0o

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SweetRetributionsd

Start the series today with Cruel Intentions! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WHTYti

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/CruelIntentions

Join the Rydeville High Elite Spoiler Group: http://bit.ly/2WKtbwp


About Siobhan

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’. 

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. 

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

Connect with Siobhan


Subscribe to romance newsletter:  http://smarturl.it/KennedyBoysList

Amazon Author Page:                    http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisAmazon 

Author website:                               http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisWebsite 

Goodreads profile:                      http://smarturl.it/SiobhanGoodreads

Facebook page:                               http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisFacebook 

Twitter profile:                               http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisTwitter 

Author Blog:                                   http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBlog

BookBub Author Page:                   http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBookbub   



Weekly Wrap Up: September 15th through September 21st 2019

Clicking on titles under Books I’ve ReadNetGalley Requests,and Author/Publisher Requests will take you to Goodreads.

Clicking on titles under Books with Pending Reviews and Books with Published Reviews will take you to Amazon.

Clicking on titles Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz will take you to that specific blog post.

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Clicking on the links under Weekly Posts will take you to that specific blog post.


Books I’ve Read:

The Orchid Throne

The Fixer-Upper

The Grace Year

Rise of the Dragon

As Long As We Both Shall Live

The Wives

Nemesis

The Lost and the Scarred


Books with Pending Reviews:

The Wives—Review coming December 30th, 2019

Steel Crow Saga—Review coming September 24th


Books with Published Reviews:

As Long as We Both Shall Live—Review Here

Nemesis—Review Here

Holding On To Forever—Review here

The Lost and the Scarred—Review here


NetGalley Requests:


Author/Publisher/Blog Tour Review Requests:

The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz (Algonquin Young Readers)

Seven Letters by J.P. Monninger (SMP)


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

The Orchid Throne—Excerpt

Twisted Fates—Book Blitz

A Baby for the Bravata—Cover Reveal

The Call of Death—Cover Reveal

Nemesis—Blog Tour

Relatively Happy—Book Blitz

#Fate—Cover Reveal

Chasing Fireflies—Book Blitz

Good Grief—Book Blitz

Academy of Littles Collection—Book Blitz

A Perfect Mistake—Cover Reveal

B&E Ever After—Excerpt

One Queen of an Ending—Excerpt

Scorpion Blood—Book Blitz

Sea of Darkness—Book Blitz

Merged—Book Blitz

Wall Street Titan—Cover Reveal

Holding On To Forever—Blog Tour

Wire—Cover Reveal

Taming Demons for Beginners—Book Blitz

Dark Water—Book Blitz

Accidental Rebel—Book Blitz

Holding On To Forever—Release Blitz

Rumba—Book Blitz


Giveaways I’ve Entered:

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman—Goodreads


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Catch Up Sunday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Theme Thursday

Blog Tour: Holding On To Forever by Siobhan Davis and S.A. Alexander

Holding on to Forever

4 Stars

Publisher:

Publication Date: September 15th, 2019

Genre: Romance, New Adult

Where you can find Holding On To Forever: Amazon | BookBub

Trigger Warning: Drug Use, Alcohol Use, Sexual Assault.

Book Synopsis:

Secretly dating Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her dealer…

ADAM
Returning to my drug-dealing past wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U. But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no choice but to change the playbook.

When Emily walks into my life, like a fallen goddess with the ultimate power to destroy me, I know I’m screwed. I should steer clear, but I’m the one supplying her poison of choice. Falling for her is a complication I don’t need, but the more she’s around, the harder it gets to walk away. She needs me, and I crave her more than the sport I love.

Now, it’s all on the line. Including the NFL career that’s tantalizingly close.

The stakes are high, but family means everything, so I’ll take my chances.

EMILY
It’s only a problem if it’s out of control. And I have it in hand.

Except a certain a-hole discovers I’m using again, and he threatens to rat me out to my folks. Mom’s president of Cypress U, and Dad’s the illustrious football coach. Appearances mean everything to them, and I’m a continuous disappointment. They told me I’d be out on my ass if I fell off the wagon, so keeping it a secret is my number one priority.

Until the super-hot all-star QB takes more than a passing interest in me. Adam gets me, in a way no guy ever has, filling my head with ideas of forever—and now, I want more.

Dating my dealer is a recipe for disaster, especially when it’s forbidden, but I can’t help myself.

Because I’ve fallen too deep.

And the hole is too large to crawl out of.


First Line:

I tear my helmet off my head, shoving my fingers through my thick brown hair as hard as I can.

Holding On To Forever by Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander

My Review:

I was surprised by Holding On To Forever. I was a little hesitant to read a book where the main characters were a drug dealer and his client. Those exactly aren’t my favorite books to read. But, as soon as I started reading Holding On To Forever, my doubts about the book were erased.

Holding On To Forever was a compelling and heartbreaking read. The dual plotlines follow Adam and Emily as they battle their demons. The author portrayal of an addict is heartbreaking and realistic. The book shows the struggle an addict goes through to stay clean and the relapses that happen. Adam turning to dealing drugs is also a heartbreaking situation.

I liked Adam, and I sympathized with him, to a point. He went back to dealing drugs because it was fast money. He needed that money to get his sister’s vest fixed, to pay her hospital bills, and to keep a roof over his mother’s head. But I agreed with Sam when he found out. Why not get a regular job? Again, it comes back to the fast money. I will admit that I didn’t see the appeal of Emily at first. But, the more I read his part of the book, I figured out that he wanted to save her from herself. Plus, he loved her.

Emily had my full sympathy for the entire book. She had been through so much since she was 15. Even before, now that I think about it. Her mother didn’t like her and didn’t want her. Her father was super distracted. She turned to Molly and other drugs to drown out the pain. It was so sad to read those parts of her story. To top it off, she was blackmailed by this scuzz bag who had a video of her in an orgy while high. He was blackmailing her into doing sexual favors for him and his frat brothers. I didn’t blame her for wanting to forget about it all. I do think that Adam was right for her. But even he couldn’t help her with her demons. And what demons they were. I did guess the truth about what happened to her but to read it, broke my heart. That is something that no one should carry around with her.

I couldn’t stand Emily’s mother. To put it this way, I wanted to reach through the book and throttle her. All she cared about was her image. So when certain things happened to her at the end of the book, I wasn’t upset. I did a fist pump.

I was on the fence about Emily’s father. He was a distracted mess the first half of the book. I couldn’t understand why he didn’t want to leave that witch he was married too. He did redeem himself when he went ballistic on Adam and then hunted Emily down. That scene and the scene afterward broke my heart.

The author did a fantastic job of portraying how a drug addict thinks. I have a brother who is a heroin addict, and Emily mirrored his behaviors. There were times where I had tears in my eyes because of realistic her behavior was. Even the behavior of Scar and Zach were realistic.

I do want to mention that there are situations where sexual assault was described. The author didn’t hold back any punches when it came to them. I usually don’t get triggered by stuff like that, but I was a little taken aback. So, a warning if anyone is triggered.

The end of the book was terrific. All I have to say is that justice was served with Emily’s mother. Her father also came through for her big time. The epilogues (there are two) were terrific. I loved reading them!! I also liked the author’s note afterward.


I would give Holding On To Forever an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.

I am on the fence if I would reread Holding On To Forever. I would recommend it to family and friends.

**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**

Release Blitz: Holding On To Forever by Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander

Book Synopsis:

Secretly dating Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her dealer…

Holding on to Forever, an all-new edgy, new adult romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander is available now!

ADAM

Returning to my drug-dealing past wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U. But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no choice but to change the playbook.

When Emily walks into my life, like a fallen goddess with the ultimate power to destroy me, I know I’m screwed. I should steer clear, but I’m the one supplying her poison of choice. Falling for her is a complication I don’t need, but the more she’s around, the harder it gets to walk away. She needs me, and I crave her more than the sport I love.

Now, it’s all on the line. Including the NFL career that’s tantalizingly close. 

The stakes are high, but family means everything, so I’ll take my chances.

EMILY

It’s only a problem if it’s out of control. And I have it in hand.

Except a certain a-hole discovers I’m using again, and he threatens to rat me out to my folks. Mom’s president of Cypress U, and Dad’s the illustrious football coach. Appearances mean everything to them, and I’m a continuous disappointment. 

They told me I’d be out on my ass if I fell off the wagon, so keeping it a secret is my number one priority.

Until the super-hot all-star QB takes more than a passing interest in me. Adam gets me, in a way no guy ever has, filling my head with ideas of forever—and now, I want more.

Dating my dealer is a recipe for disaster, especially when it’s forbidden, but I can’t help myself.

Because I’ve fallen too deep. 

And the hole is too large to crawl out of.


Purchase Links:

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZY6gLR

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/HoldingForever

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2N8BdKx

Watch the Trailer: https://smarturl.it/HoldingOntoForeverTR 


USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’. 

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. 

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

Connect with Siobhan

Subscribe to romance newsletter:  http://smarturl.it/KennedyBoysList

Amazon Author Page:                    http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisAmazon 

Author website:                               http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisWebsite 

Goodreads profile:                      http://smarturl.it/SiobhanGoodreads

Facebook page:                               http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisFacebook 

Twitter profile:                               http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisTwitter 

Author Blog:                                   http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBlog

BookBub Author Page:                   http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBookbub   

About S.B. 

I’m Susan Alexander, and you’ll find my books under S.B. Alexander. I’m an independent author with close to 20 titles to date. I write young adult and new adult romances that span the sub-categories of coming of age, sports, paranormal, suspense, and military fiction. My stories are emotional, angsty, and character driven.

In between writing, I spend time with my soul mate of 21 years who got a bad deal in life. Four years ago he was diagnosed with ALS. It’s a horrible disease, but we both have been making the best of life, laughing, smiling, and doing what we can together.

But writing is a great outlet for me to take my mind to another place. Plus, I have a great network of family, friends, fans, and so much more. I truly have an angel on my shoulder. My mantra is make the best of life because it’s too darn short.

I love to hear from readers and fans. Drop me a line by filling out the contact form on my website or you can email me at susan@sbalexander.com or stalk me on social media.

Connect with S.B.

Facebook: http://bit.ly/33zTiGU

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